They come and they go

This is fascinating on several levels:

The one that shakes me up is Vijayanagar, with half a bmillion souls in 1500 and essentially nobody in 1566, a consequence of the Battle to Talikota, in which the Vijayanagara Empire was routed, and subsequently burned, by the Deccan Sultanates.

(Via Coyote Blog.)


  1. Bill Hunsicker »

    30 March 2019 · 4:23 pm

    That’s half a MILLION souls in Vijayanagar in 1500. The graph is scaled in thousands.

  2. CGHill »

    30 March 2019 · 7:32 pm

    I remember when I could spell.

    Either way, the Deccans overran the place.

  3. Roger O Green »

    31 March 2019 · 6:08 am

    Do I love that chart? I loved it enough to send it out to fellow data geeks!

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